BLOG TASKS 01

Blog Task 1:For the first post, read the article by Donald Norman

Write a summary of the main points of Norman’s article – keep it to 250 words. Then, distil your summary into a single sentence, and use that as the headline to the post. Where possible find relevant visual examples to illustrate your post.

Write a summary of the main points of Norman’s article – keep it to 250 words. Then, distil your summary into a single sentence, and use that as the headline to the post. Where possible find relevant visual examples to illustrate your post.

Donald Norman(see Fig,1 below) exploring the links between design and human psychology offers a consumer-oriented theory of natural human-machine interaction that can be put into practice by the engineers and industrial designers of tomorrow’s thinking machines. also, he has reminded me that Craft is also important in the design. For most design, People-oriented design is the most important of these new developments. I need to have a deep understanding of people. The fault lies in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology.

Fig.1

Image source:https://blog.prototypr.io/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-history-of-ux-design-20592208a336

Form this article I know that the traditional craft is clearly visible, and the design follows the designer’s ideas and can be appreciated by any discerning audience. (see Fig, 2, 3, 4, below) Handicrafts require technical training to produce beautiful objects. This is the part of the design that we should not lose. Design can not only create pleasant objects. Design can be the foundation of learning, education, and thought. This is really important. As long as the design is relatively simple, but because the technology is more and more developed, the emergence of the computer needs the designer to understand how to use it first. However, many potential operations are invisible. (see Fig,5 below)

Fig,2

Image source: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/best-booths-design-miami-art-basel-2017

Fig,3

Image source: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/best-booths-design-miami-art-basel-2017

Fig,4

Image source: my own picture (about craft design work)

Fig,5

Image source: my own picture

It also reminded me that design thinking is also an integral part of the design, and its benefits are the ability to retreat and re-conceptualize problems so that they take a different perspective on the problem. Design is a way of thinking, and the method of design is less developed as a way of thinking. But design thinking is a powerful new tool for the design process. When designers call them “design thinkers,” we show that we are not just focusing on creating beautiful designs, but adding value to design items.

For me, the design is both a craft and a way of thinking. Craftsmanship and thinking are equally important. The development allows them to promote each other and integrate with each other. Many excellent designers started with craftsmen, and thinking also helped the craft to be more perfect. These are the core and power of design. Whether you design consumer goods, electronics, software, websites, technical documentation – anything, really –we need to look at what we are a craft in a new light.

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